One of Europe’s (and the world’s) most popular city destinations, Rome in Italy is restricting tourist bus traffic to the city center and is increasing the prices coach tour companies must pay to bring tourists to the city. The new measures will be effective January 1st, 2019. The objective is to reduce air pollution, noise pollution, traffic, and crowds in the city center.Read the story “Rome, Italy is taking a tough stance on overtourism to decrease crowds and pollution”
If you have ever watched a stage of the Tour of France road cycling race on television or online, you may have liked the sceneries, the castles and the mountains along the route. They are not accidental sights, but practically everywhere in France it is possible to find exciting places to visit. Thousands of people across Europe drive every July to France to see the sights and to follow the bicycle race.
Read the story “The ultimate road trip in Europe: following the Tour of France race route”
The most exciting natural sights in Iceland are outside the capital Reykjavik, and experiencing them requires a road trip. For long road trips with freedom to choose where you stay the next night, hiring a campervan from Reykjavik is a good option for moving around the island. The writers of Autoblog decided to do just that, and while on the road, they created a short film from their experience.
When there is an opportunity to have a fiesta in Spain, it will not be missed by anyone. A major sports event, the Tour of Spain (La Vuelta a Espana) road cycling race stops traffic on major and minor roads for the professional cyclists to ride along their route, and spectators congest the rest of the nearby roads. In any case, the most important thing is to get out there, and have a fabulous picnic with friends or family.
Every July, the Tour of France road cycling race brings millions of people to the roadside in France and often, in neighboring countries as well because the race may visit other countries.
Here is the village of Mauleon-Barousse on the lower slopes of the Pyrenees mountains. It is an idyllic, peaceful village, but when the Tour de France race goes through the village, thousands of spectators arrive to watch the event.
Every July the world’s biggest sports event – as measured by the number of spectators following the live event where it happens – road cycling race the Tour of France travels along the roads of Europe. The actual race takes three weeks to complete. It is 3540 km / 2200 miles long (in 2017). Millions and millions of people arrive to the roadside to cheer the riders.
Read the story “Tour de France is an amazing travel destination promotion tool”